Ram Gopal Varma is livid with reports linking him with Nisha Kothari who is playing Basanti in his much talked about movie Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, a remake of Sholay, and also featuring in his forthcoming Darling. He insists he hasn’t seen her in the last two months. Some reports say that Varma is so possessive about Nisha that he insists on picking her up from her home and dropping her back.
Varma said "What can I say or do about these write-ups? Maybe they should place these stories in the comic book section of the paper. The fact is I finished shooting with Nisha for Aag five months ago. For the last two months I’ve been in Hyderabad shooting for Sarkar 2. Only god and the creators of these fictional tales know when and where I’m picking up Nisha and where I am taking her. Honestly, when I get into the car I’ve no clue about my whereabouts. How will I escort anyone else when I don’t know my way around Mumbai?"
Nisha said: "I really don’t know how to react to such stupid and baseless stories. I respect Ram Gopal Varma as a director and I am grateful for his belief in me. Beyond that there is nothing between us."